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Life in the Land

Connecting People & Place in Montana


Hear perspectives from across Montana that provide global inspiration for healthy relationships between people and the land, through collaboration and leadership from local communities.

View the films & podcasts by location below.

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Trailer for the Life in the Land film series:

How to use the content

You may screen any of the films for free at your public gathering or event.
They can be used to "kick-off" workshops or conversations big and small on how to apply holistic and locally-led approaches to your own region or community...from conservation conferences, to agency meetings, to casual community gatherings.
The fi
lms and podcasts can also be used within educational curriculum.

If you show the film publicly, please fill out THIS SHORT FORM so we can track impact for our funding purposes.

Resources for Hosting a Screening
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Click on a location to view the film and podcasts from that region.

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Central Montana Plains

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This landscape hosts critical biodiversity and is home to hardworking communities. Hear from those working together to foster resiliency for rural communities and their ecosystems, in the midst of land ownership changes and increasing drought.

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This landscape hosts critical biodiversity and is home to hardworking communities. Hear from those working together within these landscapes to foster resiliency for rural communities and their ecosystems, in the midst of land ownership changes and increasing drought.

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The Seeley-Swan

Region

 

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This critical wildlife habitat and corridor is also home to people whose lives are guided by the land. Hear from Seeley-Swan residents and members of the neighboring Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes locally led partnerships, sustainable natural resource industry approaches, and stewardship of forested ecosystems.

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The Seeley-Swan Region is a thriving network of streams, lakes, and forested peaks. This critical wildlife habitat and corridor is also home to people

whose lives are guided by the land. Hear about the value in partnerships that are guided by local communities and natural systems. Hear from Seeley-Swan residents and members of the neighboring Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes about connecting local communities to their environments, sustainable natural resource industry approaches, and stewardship of forested ecosystems.

 

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Blackfeet Nation

Amskapi Piikani

 

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Hear unique perspectives from those

who are carrying on the holistic approaches and reciprocal relationships that have been a part of Amskapi Piikani lifeways for thousands of years, in ways that empower their community moving into the future.

The Amskapi Piikani [Blackfeet] have interacted with every element of this landscape since time immemorial. This region is the backbone of their culture. Hear unique perspectives from those

who are carrying on the holistic approaches and reciprocal relationships that have always been a part of their culture and traditions, in ways that empower their community as they move into the future.

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The film and podcast episodes

will be available here on

May 27th

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The

Big Hole Valley

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This Valley is an expanse of intact grasslands and waterways which support wildlife, working landscapes, and rural communities. Find out how people representing a diversity of needs within a watershed are coming together to find ways for a thriving coexistence. 

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This Valley is an expanse of intact grasslands that host a diversity of wildlife, from sage grouse to pronghorn, and waterways that are key trout habitat. A large portion of the Big Hole River runs through working rangelands and tight knit communities. Find out how people representing a diversity of needs within a watershed are coming together to find ways for a thriving coexistence. 

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"I felt such Piikani pride watching the Blackfeet Nation film and so incredibly grateful to have connected with all of these wonderful people not only from home, but from across the state that have done such amazing work and have shared their inspiration, passion, and love for land and community. Also with the Big Hole film, it really resonated how empowering and amazing community can be when we work together and step up to solve our own problems within our communities and on the land. I am so incredibly grateful and honored to have been part of such a beautiful film and such important work."
- Kristen Kipp, Blackfeet Nation, Piikani Lodge Health Institute

"[This project] has the potential to change the mindset of Americans to recognize their responsibilities in promoting the enhancement of a working landscape through supporting and recognizing those of us that are stewarding their precious land for its and society's sake. It gives solace to those of us who have developed a land ethic based on what nature has taught us and the strength to embrace our responsibility as nature's and society's caretakers."
- Jim Hagenbarth, Big Hole Valley rancher

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